Scott County Sheriff news: n Nobody injured in strange incident that involved wrecker driver and two
BENTON -- A Benton woman was arrested over the weekend in connection with the shooting of a wrecker driver in the presence of two county deputies.
According to a news release issued Tuesday from Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter, the incident occurred Saturday while two deputies were at a Victory Lane residence, working on a stolen and recovered ATV. A wrecker had been summoned and when it arrived, the driver took a wrong turn. When the driver discovered his mistake, he had traveled a short distance on an adjacent driveway.
While turning around, the occupant of the adjacent residence, Lois R. Davis, 48, of 74 Victory Lane, came out on the front porch and fired at the truck with a shotgun. The two deputies were in the direct line of fire as well as the truck, but neither the driver nor the deputies were struck.
Davis was immediately arrested and transported to the Scott County Jail. She is charged with the Class B felony of unlawful use of a weapon, and the class D felony of resisting arrest.
Bond was set at $25,000 for both charges, which Davis posted.
"This is just an indication of how a seemingly innocuous incident can escalate into a deadly encounter without warning, and for no apparent reason," Walter said.